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The G-E Railway Exhibit - Palace of Transportation
This exhibit is undoubtedly the largest and most complete display of electric railway material ever shown. The most impressive section is the group of locomotives. The huge Butte, Anaconda & Pacific Locomotive, the type which is used to haul 4600-ton train loads of copper ore in Montana, furnishes the first opportunity to see an example of the high-voltage, direct-current system which is probably destined to perform trans-continental service before another International Exposition is held. A 60-ton locomotive used for freight service, a 16-ton locomotive for industrial yard switching, and a 6-ton storage battery locomotive for mine service show how electricity is doing the world's dray work.
Another unique exhibit is showing the working parts of an electric car. The latest type motors and control are shown as in actual operation, with an illuminated diagram to illustrate the various changes in the current as it propels the car.
A complete line of the General Electric Company's ventilated railway motors, a battery truck crane, and a comprehensive exhibit of railway supplies and signal accessories are other interesting features of this exhibit.